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Old 01-08-18, 15:17
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Default Windows 7 Slow.

Some things that might offer some clues are, Slow start up, buffering issues, scrolling jittery.
I will add to this if I can remember anything else.
Any assistance would help.
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Old 01-08-18, 16:14
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Default Re: Windows 7 Slow.

Bring your programs and drivers up to date then run a scan with the free version of MBAM.

https://www.malwarebytes.com/mwb-download/
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Old 02-08-18, 05:49
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Default Re: Windows 7 Slow.

To add to the above, when logging into my bank account I enter all the information then a delay where nothing happens (buffering)only for the information to propagate 20 - 30 seconds later. Sometimes the page times out and I select wait.
I regularly run Malawarebytes.

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Old 02-08-18, 08:02
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Default Re: Windows 7 Slow.

Is that the only website that lags and had you downloaded anything prior to this happening ?

You could see if you get the same in Safe Mode with Networking or in a clean boot.
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Old 02-08-18, 08:18
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Default Re: Windows 7 Slow.

From what I understand the drivers have been updated automatically in the past.
Are the programs updated individually? There are a few!
It has been happening for a while and doesn't seem to be restricted to individual websites. I wouldn't be able to remember if I downloaded anything prior to the fault. It now seems to freeze and all I can do is wait for it to run properly again.
Safe Mode, Networking, Clean Boot? Could you elaborate for me please?
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Old 02-08-18, 08:18
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Default Re: Windows 7 Slow.

Slow internet usually points to the need to clear your browsing data. Whilst you are at it, run CCleaner to clear out any unwanted files.

Then do as Cantrel suggested, and update all your drivers and programs.

There is a utility called Glary Utilities, an alternative to CCleaner, which can check which programs need updating and also checks on the drivers.

https://www.glarysoft.com/

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Old 02-08-18, 08:43
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Default Re: Windows 7 Slow.

For Safe Mode with Networking, tap F8 (usually) as you switch on and use the cursor keys to select Safe Mode with Networking.

In this mode all 3rd party programs are isolated.

If this improves the situation then restart and go Start - type msconfig and press enter.

Under the Startup tab click on Disable all - Apply - OK - Restart and see if you get the same improvement.

If not, go back into msconfig and under the Services tab check the box to Hide all Microsoft services then click on Disable all - Apply - OK and check again.

When you click on Apply your antivirus program may reinstate itself.

It is essential that you check the box to Hide all Microsoft services before hitting the Disable all button.

This is known as a clean boot.

You don't normally need any items enabled under the Startup tab - I just have the Realtek HD Audio Manager enabled in mine.

If there's an improvement after disabling the non-MS services, then go back into msconfig and enable a couple or so at a time, checking the performance after each reboot.

When you find what is impacting performance, then go back into msconfig and uncheck those boxes.

Using CCleaner is a good suggestion but you can clear the temp folder files by going Start - type %temp% and press enter.

If that is highly populated with large files then click on Organize - Select all - Organize - Delete - confirm then check the box and click in Skip.

There should only be one or two small files remaining.

Empty the Recycle Bin.
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Old 14-08-18, 08:15
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Default Re: Windows 7 Slow.

I've applied the suggestions in the thread and there is improvement, so I'll monitor the performance for a while and see how it goes. Thanks all.
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Old 14-08-18, 08:21
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Glad the suggestions helped and thanks for the update.
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